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d There was a time not long ago when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook seemed inseparable.

Durant arrived in Seattle first, after being drafted second overall in the 2007 Draft out of Texas. A year later, Westbrook would be the Supersonics’ first-round pick, No. 4 overall from UCLA.

The future was bright in Seattle, for a few weeks anyway.after Westbrook was drafted.

Back In The Beginning

After a long and bitter dispute with the state of Washington and city officials over new arena funds, the Supersonics won a settlement to relocate to Oklahoma City weeks after Westbrook was drafted.

 

There was now a new franchise, a new fanbase, and a new friendship.

And for years, the tandem of Durant and Westbrook was a well-oiled machine.

They Gave Us Countless Moments On The Floor:

Everything about Westbrook and Durant screamed “team,” from KD’s lobs to Russ which he finished with emphatic dunks, to leading the charge in the playoffs, to off-court moments that made you believe they would always have each other’s backs.

They Also Gave Us These Moments:

And This One…

They even led the upstart Thunder to the 2012 NBA Finals, where they lost to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Heat.

Flip to Page 2 for more on the KD-Russ saga and if it’s resolved…

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